Let’s take a moment to thank whole Bengaluru City Traffic police for helping Bengalureans in this heavy rains Thank you many responsible citizens tweeted on twitter .
Heavy rains with thunderstorm brought the city to its knees this evening. A number of trees came down crashing while water gushed into the houses in many low-lying areas. Traffic was thrown out of gear as uprooted trees blocked the road.
Many important roads were water logged compelling motorists to wade through it. Areas such as,Majestic,Gandhinagar,
Cottonpet main road,City market, Banashankari, Richmond Road, Gali Anjaneya Temple, Vijayanagar, Majestic, Shanthinagar, BTM Layout, Madivala and Sarjapura Road were badly affected due to the torrential rains.
As soon as it started the civic body was sleeping but our unsung heroes as who has taken a initiative to help people by giving minute to minute update to the citizens of bengaluru through social media they were giving regular updates about the traffic snarls,water logging,tree uprooted,electric poles damaged in so and so area drive safe and a tips were also given to public to do not park underneath of trees drive slowly there is a big pothole and if any road gets digged or carved immediate update was given on twitter by Addl CP Traffic,R Hitendra,DCPs as,Abhishek Goyal,T P Shivakumar,Sarah Fathima,ACPs as,Jagadish,Chowdappa,Kasim Raja,Thimmaiah,Shivashankar, with all PIs too were pressed into action and were asked to provide information to general public to take some preventive measures and to take alternate routes and reach home safely.
Many big big potholes were filled up by Traffic police of bengaluru city traffic police for the free movement of traffic and safety of public. jai jawan our staff along with military staff cleared rd for traffic movement tweeted by shivajinagar traffic .
@blrcitytraffic @AddlCPTraffic Hebbala officer and staff did a great job # clear water logging for the vehicle movement towards airport. Tweeted by DCP Traffic North,Sarah Fathima.
Halsurgate traffic men on duty in heavy rain and staff controlling traffic in rain in town hall junction tweeted by @HalasurGatetrf PI Mohammed Ali .
@AddlCPTraffic @DcptrNorth @blrcitytraffic
Inspite of rain we are working so that Bengalureans can reach home safely tweeted by R T Nagar Traffic Inspector .
Because of incessant #BengaluruRains ,it is better to equip yourself with a raincoat rather than waiting under flyovers/metro lines tweeted by Abhishek Goyal.
Uprooted trees were cleared by traffic cops by taking help of private people as near Ashram under Basavanagudi traffic police station a huge tree was uprooted on Friday night as soon as the information was passed inspector Vijee kumar of Basavanagudi traffic with his staff as Harish,Venkatesh and others have taken a help of JCB and Fallen trees were partly cleared at ashram circle for the commuters it took them 2 hours in rain also they cleared the fallen trees partly and made way for the traffic but no civic authorities or local corporator came to the spot to see what happened as the elected representatives of the areas like MLA corporators across city dint visit any area when it was raining heavily only traffic cops were on their toes to clear the water clogging and clearing traffic .
Actually the road condition updates to be given by BBMP officials but they were sleeping as a new official account was created by K J George Bengaluru Development Minister as @Officeofkjg, to address the grievances and give updates about the road condition but the said twitter account responds that @BBMP_MAYOR @BBMPCOMM1 forwarded for necessary but here to whom they forward the said complaints is not at all acknowledged by BBMP Mayor and commissioner twitter handle the twitter account is only for name sake to show there is a twitter account and if any public tweets also there will be no response at all as the twitter operator is also sleeping .
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike was flooded with complaints about uprooting of trees, floods and power disruption. The meteorology department recorded 62.4 mm rain by 8.30 pm.
Meteorology officials said cyclonic circulation above the Bay of Bengal adjoining Andhra Pradesh and a trough from Chhattisgarh to Tamil Nadu caused heavy rains. There will be heavy rains in the next 48 hours, they said.
Saturday night’s heavy rains wreaked havoc mostly on the city’s outskirts. Roads turned into rivulets, lakes overflowed and homes inundated.
Kengeri received the highest rainfall — measuring 167 mm. This led to the overflowing of the Vrushabhavathy. There was knee-high water in the Mysuru Road. On Saturday morning, a state transport bus was caught in the flood, near R.V. College of Engineering on Mysuru Road. As many as 36 passengers of the bus had to be rescued using dinghies by the Fire and Emergency Services personnel. A mini tempo was also washed away in the Vrushabhavathy.
Heavy rains in the city have caused havoc in the city.Several apartments are flooded.Several vehicles have been submerged in the rain water .
In malathalli the drains were clogged and the residents are facing a lot of difficulty to clear the rain water .
In Nayandahalli the rain water entered several houses and many furniture as well as electrical gadgets have gone for a total loss .
Rains have wreaked havoc in Mysore road and the streets opposite RV college resembled lakes and rivers.36 people who were stranded on these roads were rescued by fire personnel and NDRF team with the help of plastic boats .
HSR layout experiences the wrath of Rains .
Heavy rains have literally wreaked havoc in Bengaluru and worst effect was experienced in HSR layout.Five houses on the 7th stage of HSR layout are even unable to get out of the house due to lake like stagnant water in front of the houses.The residents say that the road in front of the house has been dug up for laying mobile cables.The heavy showers last night has held the water from flowing making it impossible for the residents to get out of the house in fact a few residents were holding a paper which said “HELP US BBMP “.
BSY visits rain affected areas in Bengaluru :
State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa’s visit rain affected areas in city.But the visit backfired as residents of Nandagokula layout in Sarvagna Nagar hit out at state BJP chief.The residents mocked the state BJP saying that when those in power can’t do anything what can BSY do.They also said the visit is just an eyewash .
Kengeri BMTC buses Submerged due to heavy rains .
Misery for Bengalureans .Kengeri worst hit due to heavy overnight showers.BMTC buses submerged in kengeri due to heavy rains.Stormwater drain overflowing in kengeri.Vrushabhavathi river overflowing near Karubele in kengeri.Rain and sewage water enter houses.
The situation is no different in Arekere and Nagadevanahalli in the city.Parking lots of several apartments are under the water and the residents are struggling to pull the vehicle out of the area.
Nelamangala receives record rainfall .
Nelamangala has been worst affected too and parts of Doddabidarikallu has received heavy rainfall and the residents were finding it difficult to walk on these roads and were fearing for the lives of their children as the water current was pretty strong.
Kagglipura rain pain misery for patients in government hospital .
Heavy rains not even spared the hospitals the government hospital in Kagglipura is flooded in Bengaluru south taluk.
The hospital staff informed the NDRF team and the rescue team shifted more than 30 patients at the hospital to another hospital .
The city was a picture of destruction on Saturday morning as its residents woke up to the aftermath of heavy rain on Friday. It took just 68.4 mm of rainfall — nowhere close to the 129 mm of rainfall on Independence Day that also left a trail of devastation — for the city’s infrastructure to crumble. Fallen trees and branches, pockmarked roads and puddles on roads that resembled rivers were a common sight.
Four lives were lost, and questions are now being raised as to whether they were punished for the administration not being prepared for what is not even monsoon rain.
The freak accident that claimed the lives of Bharati Manjunath (38), her husband Ramesh (42) and her brother Jagadish (46), when a tree fell on their car at Minerva circle on Friday, has left behind a devastated family and two orphans who will now be taken care of by Bharati’s parents.
On Friday around 8 p.m., the family had parked their Maruti Esteem outside a garage on the busy J.C. Road. The sudden downpour forced them to sit inside the car. The mechanic of the garage also got inside the car with them. While the mechanic and Bharati’s eldest son were occupying the two front seats, Bharati along with her brother and husband were seated behind when a Eucalyptus tree fell on their vehicle.
Bharati, who was a home guard, was deployed with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). She had been posted at Rachenahalli lake. She lived with her family, including her parents and brother, in Madheshwaranagar in Herohalli on Magadi Road.
She had joined the Karnataka Home Guards in 2014 and was subsequently diagnosed with cancer. Colleagues say she had recovered. “She had rejoined work after successfully undergoing surgery and had been posted to Rachenahalli around six months ago. Her younger child had recently been hospitalised as he suffers from partial paralysis,” a colleague told media persons.
The mechanic and her eldest son were discharged on Saturday.
He was washed away while walking through waist-high water in Sheshadripuram on Friday night
Heavy rain on Friday night claimed a fourth victim. The body of the 18-year-old-boy, who was washed away in a drain in Sheshadripuram, was recovered a kilometre away from the spot around 1.30 a.m. on Saturday.
According to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials, a rescue team reached the spot around 11 p.m. to search for the victim, Jayaprakash Arun. He had fallen into a drain, as a slab had been removed to allow flow of water.
Arun is survived by his mother Geetha, who works as a maid, and sister Anitha, who works part-time in a book store. The family lives in Vyalikaval. Relatives said he quit studies to support the family after Geetha’s husband Karunakaran passed away recently.
He worked in a shop that repaired refrigeration equipment and earned around ₹6,000 per month. He was returning home with a colleague from Jayanagar on a moped when the vehicle stalled in waist-high water near the Sheshadripuram underpass.
The body was sent to Bowring Hospital for post mortem and later handed over to the family members. Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased.
MLA Dinesh Gundurao tweeted, “Real tragedy in my constituency..a young boy fell into a partially open drain and drowned. Just visited the bereaved family.”
Mayor G. Padmavathi and BJP MP P.C. Mohan visited the family. The relatives were inconsolable, especially Varun’s sister. “We demand that the State provide a government job to Varun’s sister,” Mr Mohan told media persons.
Since mid-August, the already bad condition of most roads has worsened with several sporting large potholes. Pavements with missing slabs have become death traps for pedestrians. The tragic case of 18-year-old Jayaprakash Arun drowning in a drain after losing his footing because the slab had been left open has highlighted the negligence of civic officials.
Mayor G. Padmavathi is now gunning for strict action against engineers who ignore their jobs.
“Local level engineers at the Assistant Engineer level and below must undertake surveys and make notes of which footpaths are broken. However, they rarely venture out of their offices,” said Ms. Padmavathi.
According to BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad, the engineer in question had left the drain open to allow water to flow in. “He has been suspended,” he said.
However, much of the damage was caused by winds, with the maximum wind speed being 50 kmph on Friday evening, bringing down over 70 trees across the city, most of them in the South Zone. In fact, three persons lost their lives on J.C. Road when a Eucalyptus tree crashed down on their car.
The other major problem citizens encountered were water-logged roads.